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They're definitely are taking this year. 2-0!
I would say Orlando takes the game Wednesday, but Lakers take the gold!
Lakers are just kicking butt! Haha
That they are. They are my team, I can remember being a little kid watching them at the Staples Center. Ahhh....
[QUOTE=Dartagnan;82309]That they are. They are my team, I can remember being a little kid watching them at the Staples Center. Ahhh....[/QUOTE] Yes, but were you watching the Kobe/Shaq Lakers, or the better Lakers? That, after all, is key :D
Kobe/Shaq Lakers are the best. What are you talking about Molds. Three straight championships, hello?
[QUOTE=Dartagnan;82318]Kobe/Shaq Lakers are the best. What are you talking about Molds. Three straight championships, hello?[/QUOTE] Oh my goodness...5 championships for Magic in the 80s. The Magic-Bird rivalry. Lakers-Celtics. Do I need to continue? Oh, I might. And then there's the 71-72 Lakers. Brought the first title to LA. Gail Goodrich. Jerry West. McMillian. Happy Hairston. Pat Riley coming off the bench. And some guy named Wilt. The Showtime 86-87 Lakers. Byron Scott. Johnson. James Worthy. A.C. Green. And some guy with the last name Abdul-Jabbar.
Trust me. I may bbe young, but I recognize how much better the old Lakers were. I've seen the games. Oh and in your previous post I thought you were referring to this team as the better Lakers.
And just so you know, the Lakers originated in Detroit. Just saying :)
This is true too. I think I am just kinda impartial because I grew up with Kobe/Shaq Lakers, but will admit the old Lakers are the best. Magic is a beast.
Go Lakers!!!! They are going to take it all.
I think Gordon is a step in the right direction for the Stones. I'm not so sure about Villanueva. [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4301111"]Sources: Detroit Pistons agree with both Ben Gordon, Charlie Villanueva - ESPN[/URL] But does this mean they're trading Rip?
No Rip is staying. I don't think they have any plans of resigning Iverson or Wallace, so Ben Gordon and Villanueva are going to replace them. Starting five would be Ben Gordon or Stuckey at point, Rip at the two, Prince at the three, Villanueva at power, and either Maxiell or McDyess at center.
[quote=Element;91128]No Rip is staying. I don't think they have any plans of resigning Iverson or Wallace, so Ben Gordon and Villanueva are going to replace them. Starting five would be Ben Gordon or Stuckey at point, Rip at the two, Prince at the three, Villanueva at power, and either Maxiell or McDyess at center.[/quote] It scares me that people have been talking about a Rip-Tay trade together, and to Boston for Allen and Rondo (really?). I don't think it will happen, but if Dumars really wants to eff it up..eh, I dunno. It also scares me that Boston is supposedly very interested in Sheed. I would've definitely preferred Turk over CV though. And if they resign AI...ugh.
Anyone excited Shaq got traded to the Cavs?
[quote=dplayer18;91179]Anyone excited Shaq got traded to the Cavs?[/quote] Not I. I'm not excited by Shaq. He's way past his prime as far as I'm concerned.
Yeah he is far past his prime, but I think he would be better support to Lebron than what Ben Wallace was.
[quote=dplayer18;91188]Yeah he is far past his prime, but I think he would be better support to Lebron than what Ben Wallace was.[/quote] A bowl of pudding is more support than Ben Wallace.
LOL I'm glad he got traded.
Ben Wallace was a great player before he went to Cleveland. His rebounding and blocking skills were spectacular at times.
If Trevor Ariza goes to Cleveland, I will cry.
What do you all think of the Magic getting Vince Carter? If they can some how resign Hedo witch they most likely wont since he turned down an offer already. There starting lineup would be amazing. PG. Jameer Nelson SG. Vince Carter SF. Hedo Turkoglu PF. Rashard Lewis C. Dwight Howard
[quote=R0b0B0p;91520]What do you all think of the Magic getting Vince Carter? If they can some how resign Hedo witch they most likely wont since he turned down an offer already. There starting lineup would be amazing. PG. Jameer Nelson SG. Vince Carter SF. Hedo Turkoglu PF. Rashard Lewis C. Dwight Howard[/quote] Did they get rid of Alston in that trade? My question is if Laimbeer resigned as the Shock coach to "pursue NBA opportunities" but isn't being considered for the Pistons job (Avery Johnson? Really?) where would he go?
Yeah the Nets got Courtney Lee, Rafer Alston and Tony Battie. The Magic got Ryan Anderson and Vince Carter. Idk but Avery Johnson wont be the Pistons Coach atleast imo.
[quote=R0b0B0p;91527]Yeah the Nets got Courtney Lee, Rafer Alston and Tony Battie the Magic got Ryan Anderson and Vince Carter Idk but Avery Johnson wont be the Pistons Coach atleast imo[/quote] He seems like the only viable option now that Collins pulled out, unless Laimbeer comes out of nowhere...Dumars is crazy. I never know what the heck he's thinking.
[quote=R0b0B0p;91520]What do you all think of the Magic getting Vince Carter? If they can some how resign Hedo witch they most likely wont since he turned down an offer already. There starting lineup would be amazing. PG. Jameer Nelson SG. Vince Carter SF. Hedo Turkoglu PF. Rashard Lewis C. Dwight Howard[/quote] Turkoglu is leaving, that's why they traded for Carter. Zach Randolph from the Clippers got traded to the Grizzlies for Quentin Richardson.
I know Hedo is leaving, but i was saying if they resigned him there starting lineup would be nice. Making room for Blake Griffin to get more minutes with that trade.
I think LeBron and Shaq could be a good match, even if Shaq only has a couple of years left in him, he still is one of the top defenders in the league, and makes up for the interior weaknesses that were exposed by the Magic during the playoffs. It gives LeBron (who for the record I think will ultimately prove to be BETTER than Jordan once all is said and done) a chance to mature and develop under a key vetern player - I think it will entice LeBron to stick around as opposed to going to Europe like he's been threatening to do. It will give them a chance to capitolize big in a short period of time, assuming they can rest Shaq for the bulk of the season (he's only about a 60 game player from my understanding), he can be a major weapon come playoff time. Hopefully both can check their egos at the door. I think the Bulls managed to not make any terrible blunders with their draft picks but it looks like dead weight Deng is going to have to prove his worth. Gordon was the second best player on the team and we're definitely going to miss his offense but his defense absolutely sucks, my mother could score the guy. Obviously the team is being built around the Rook of the Year so let's hope he steps up to the plate. I'm curious about what's going to happen with the Twolves though, I'm a Jonny Flynn groupie, I think he's incredibly underrated and I predict he's going to shock everyone. But the Flynn/Rubio picks were not a good call imo, both are true point guards and Rubio has made it clear in the past he's not interested in playing the 2, Flynn is too small imo opinion to make the transition as a 2 in the league. If they can manage to make it work without losing Rubio, Twolves management are either geniuses, or complete idiots, I'm thinking the latter but we'll see. If the Knicks were smart they'd make a play for Rubio.
I agree Lebron and Shaq could be a good match especially if he is in as good of shape as he was last year. Lebron could end up being the best player of all time imo. I agree the Bulls are going to miss Gordon's Offense and his defense was horrible. I like Jonny Flynn i think he is going to be really good. I think they should trade Rubio to the Knicks because there going to have to wait atleast 1-2 years for him to play in the NBA anyway. Flynn and Rubio wont be able to play in the same Backcourt because there both true point guards.
LeBron's physique is scary. I'm hearing that even though he's measured as 6'8 250, he's actually 6'9 265

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